2012 Porsche 911 Carrera: Official Details and Prices

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

We are so done with all the teaser images and blurry details about the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar. As the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is fast approaching, Porsche decided to kill the public curiosity by releasing official unveil of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar. Well, it’s about time, don’t you think?

No additional name for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and it grows some length as it carries a 100mm longer – around 3.94 inches) wheelbase, which definitely will be more stability and better interior space. Back then, the Porsche 911 was always one of the most practical sportscars on the market, so the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar for the front and rear overhangs have been shortened.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera - side view

To follow the recent trend, the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar is made from lightweight materials on the body and the new platform. The right amount of lightweight materials on the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar sheds weight up to 45kg or around 99 lbs, but of course, it depends on the model.

The base platform for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera 4 will be powered by the new 3.4L V6 borrowed from the Porsche Boxster S which able to unleash about 350 horsepower. For the Carrera S of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera variant, it will get a 3.8L engine which gives output around 400 horsepower.

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera - rear view

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar carries 16% fuel consumption and emissions lower compared to the previous generation. We already mentioned the engine is not hybrid, right? That amazing fuel consumption figures and emissions achieved from auto starts/stop, thermal management, electrical system recuperation, and the world’s first 7-speed manual transmission. Wait… let us check out source once again. Yes, folks… 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar officially uses 7-speed manual gearbox.

The world debut for the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar will be at 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show and the sales starts in December 3rd 2011. You can start order the 2012 911 Carrera on September 1st with price tag sets at €88,038 and for the 2012 911 Carrera S costs €102,436 which including 19% VAT and market-specific equipment. The amount of money you will spend on the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera sportscar worth every penny of it.

Official Photos of 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera

2012 Porsche 911 - rear view

The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is next month but Porsche knows how to make their booth pack with crowds by releasing sets of official photos of 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe. The photos are showing both exterior and interior of the German-made coupe; so let’s undress the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera, shall we?

The exterior of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe is an evolution of the classic shape than a revolution. The designer teams at Porsche have successfully made the headlights look more modern without leaving its svelte sporstcar signature. The front side of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe is now completed with a new set of daytime-running LEDs which housed into the front edges.

2012 Porsche 911

Looking at the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe, the first impression is a wider, more squat shape, and the humps flow from the taillight are the obvious evident that the German manufacturer has done his homework. If you are true fans of Porsche, then you might notice that the lower bumper lines of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe have change a little bit, especially the middle trapezoidal opening.

The extender wheelbase on the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe emphasizes the extra interior space, especially in the back. The length of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe has grew 56mm, while the height is cut down by 11mm. We spotted that the back of the coupe, especially the tail which has been squashed down to give more coupe-ish look and offer us much thinner taillights and more sloped rear windscreen.

2012 Porsche 911 - side view

Remember the old engine cover? The 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe has a three-tier engine cover instead of the old four-tier layout. We really can’t hide the feeling that the rear shot of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe pretty much reminds us with the Porsche 918. Inside the coupe, the interior much likely got the inspiration from Porsche Panamera such as increased sophistication visible on the new center console.

2012 Porsche 911 -interior

The official photos of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe do not mean we got all the performance details because the German automaker decided to share that later, during the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. Our best prediction is that the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe will be powered by a 3.4L which pretty much will be sharing with the Porsche Cayman that also replacing the old 3.6L. As part of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe, the Carrera S and 4S will be powered by 3.8L engine. The complete details of the 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera coupe will be acquired during this year’s Frankfurt Auto Show.